If you experience even a brief period of depression or anxiety, you are far from alone. An estimated 300 million people suffer from one of these maladies daily and medication doesn’t always help or solve the issue. Today, Dr. Stuart Eisendrath discusses mindful based cognitive therapy (MBCT) — how it can change your relationship with negative thoughts and is proven to help prevent depressive relapses. You’ll also learn you are not to blame for your depression, and why depression and anxiety are so often bedfellows. His new book is When Antidepressants Aren’t Enough: Harnessing the Power of Mindfulness to Alleviate Depression.
Dr. Eisendrath is the senior clinician and research psychiatrist at the University of California in San Francisco, and founding director of the UCSF Depression Center.